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Balancing Act!!!

Like everything in life, balance is key. But it’s also subjective, so finding a balance between your own writing and critiquing others’ can be a case of trial and error. I’m on an online critiquing website, one I’ve had some ups and downs on but that I’ve also learned a lot from and refuse to let the bad outweigh the […]

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Multiple Project Disorder!

I have a wild imagination and vivid dreams that always lead to some literary project whether it be flash fiction, a short story, or an entire series of novels. This is both amazing for an aspiring writer to have so many ideas, but also conflicting in which projects I’m more focused on.  I spent two years drafting and revising my […]

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New Year, New Perspective!

As it’s New Year’s Day, I thought I’d talk about introducing new POVs in a story and when’s best to do it. Now, you can keep characters to separate chapters or switch for different scenes. That’s going to be another post on the pros and cons of that. But both of my top favourite authors switch POVs within chapters, so […]

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What Is in a Pronoun?

Why do people automatically think that 1st POV delves deeper into a character than 3rd? I’m sure many of you wonder what I mean. Well, I’ve been scouting the big wide web for opinions on POVs. 1st or 3rd? Past or present… etc. But one thing I found in comparing 1st and 3rd is that so many people say 1st […]

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Whose Secret Is It Anyway?

In real life, people only know what they see or experience or what someone tells them. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about 1st POV or 3rd POV since 1st can have multiple POVs with chapters for different characters. And I’ll rant on that another time. So let’s not get confused.  Here, I’m going to be ranting about […]

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Hi. My Name Is…

I’m currently writing in 1st POV which is new for me. My Starlighters and Elemental Storm is 3rd POV, so dropping the name in sentence one should be pretty easy to do or at the very least the first paragraph. It’s vital. I’ll talk more on my reasons for changing to 1st POV another time. But they are both close […]

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Criticism vs Critique!

If you’ve shared your writing online, you’ll know that tense feeling you get the moment you click “submit” or the morning your work is about to go up for review on an automatic site. It’s scary and brave and exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time. Then you get that first critique. And cry. Hah, maybe that’s just […]

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Collaborative Writing!

Firstly, it’s fun. Secondly, you might learn something from working with someone beyond just giving your opinions and suggestions. And thirdly, it’s fun. That last one was worth mentioning twice. I’ve been lucky with one particularly critter I met last year. She’s become my best friend even though we’ve never met. But we think so incredibly alike that I wonder […]

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Writing in Style!

One reader will enjoy a simpler prose while another, me, will enjoy a more colourful and descriptive style. Sure, this risks falling into the category of purple prose. Why is purple prose so bad? What’s so terrible about pushing the English language to its limits. I’m guilty of a little purple prose so I’m bias. But I agree that it […]

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For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday.

Introducting the With Love collection. It’s going to be fluffy and cute and adorable and sappy and full of the things that we should appreciate more. Enjoy… For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday They say good things come in small packages, but your heart is forever growing. Your heart can hold immeasurable love and beauty. Your heart can keep […]

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What Is It? #2

Every day, I bear the weight of others. Sometimes light and only at my centre. Sometimes it presses down with a darkness that makes me lose my balance. They move me as if I am an inconvenience, grinding my heels until they splinter. They constantly adorn me to suit their ever-changing ideas. They won’t let me leave, though. I am […]

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What is it? #1

Inroducing Silly Writing Prompts full of silliness, curiousities and shenanigans. Here’s the first one. Feel free to guess what it is. Illumination all around, temperature rising, air blasting. Outside is quiet, and fresh. Trapped. Whirring noise assaults senses and batters hopes of freedom. Heat builds, intense like the sun. There is movement outside, yet no one comes. Alone. Burning. Something […]